|Bodin Demonomanie BNF 1587 - Bodin, Jean, 1530-1596|
This is Bodin's major work on sorcery and the witchcraft persecutions, first issued in 1580, ten editions were published by 1604. In it he elaborates the influential concept of "pact witchcraft" based on a deal with the Devil. The book relates histories of sorcerers, but does not mention Faust and his pact. It gave a report of a 1552 public exorcism in Paris, and of the case of Magdalena de la Cruz of Cordova, an abbess who had confessed to sexual relations with the Devil over three decades....
Keywords: witchcraft; sorcery; demonology; witch trials